Muscat: Mistal Boutique, Oman's newest luxury and lifestyle destination recently launched the brand new watches from Swiss watchmaker Urwerk, the UR-105M 'Iron Knight' and 'Dark Knight' pieces, says a press release.
The design inspiration behind the UR-105M series was 'Armor'. Inspired by the Middle Ages, an era of lances, legends, chivalrous conduct and noble deeds. An era when knights in shining armour would risk their lives for honour and glory, with only their faith and shield for protection.
The UR-105M embodies their gallant valour in a titanium and steel arena, the satellite hours conquering time in an eternal jousting tournament.
"The UR-105M is one of the brand's quintessential watches which will be in demand, and we believe offering this type of timepiece is a great way to highlight the value of owning a true Urwerk masterpiece. These watches are for people with strong personalities, those who have a strong sense of design and ingenuity while enjoying the master class which Swiss watches are known for" said Dharmesh A. Khimji, the managing director of Mistal.
The UR-105M features an impressive titanium body reinforced by steel armour. At the heart of its time display, four satellites slowly orbit. Each of these satellites is visible during their 60-minute journey along the minute scale.
A circular Peek (Poly Ether Ethercetone) canopy with openings enhances the current hour. Once the hour has elapsed, the satellite — guided by a Geneva cross — rotates and continues around its orbit for another three hours before returning to the centre stage.
Completing the indications, running seconds and power reserve are displayed laterally on the case band.
At the back of the UR-105M, Urwerk's signature 'Control Board' houses additional displays and functions, an 'Oil Change' indicator alerting when it is time for a service; 42-hour power reserve indicator; plus the fine-tuning screw allowing adjustment of the rate.
From a materials standpoint there are two versions, but each relies on case parts made from both titanium and steel. The bezel (front part) of the watch case is finely brushed steel for the Iron Knight, and the Dark Knight version has AlTin-treated back-coloured steel. The caseback of the UR-105M is in black-coloured titanium.
While the steel model has a characteristic bold appearance, the all-black model is equally interesting giving the buyers the option of diverse fashion statement.